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University of Illinois Hires New President

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University of Illinois Hires New President

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – The University of Illinois system has hired State University of New York Vice Chancellor for Research Timothy L. Killeen as its next president. The university announced Wednesday that the 62-year-old Killeen will become president when current President Robert Easter retires in June. The 67-year-old Easter became president in 2012 during a […]

University of Illinois Hires New President

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – The University of Illinois system has hired State University of New York Vice Chancellor for Research Timothy L. Killeen as its next president.

The university announced Wednesday that the 62-year-old Killeen will become president when current President Robert Easter retires in June.

The 67-year-old Easter became president in 2012 during a period of turmoil.

Both of his predecessors, Michael Hogan and B. Joseph White, resigned under pressure. Easter is credited by many with overseeing a relatively calm period.

But Killeen faces uncertainties over dwindling state support for the three university campuses and rising tuition.

Killeen previously was a University of Michigan faculty member and administrator and worked at the National Science Foundation. His research focused on geophysics and space sciences.

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